ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Pain in cardiac surgery and the nursing approach
Fatma Eti Aslan1, Fatma Demir Korkmaz2, Ükke Karabacak1
1Department of Nursing, Acıbadem University, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul
2Department of Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ege University, İzmir
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2012.036
Pain is a universal experience that everybody experiences during some period of their lifetime. However, some diagnostic and treatment procedures in healthcare cause patients to suffer from long-term and severe pain. Cardiac surgery is one of these procedures. In this article, the causes of pain, the effects of pain on the patient and pain relief approaches in cardiac surgery are discussed.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; pain; pain control
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